Massachusetts

Learn more about what Massachusetts is doing to increase opportunities for youth and young adults with disabilities as they transition to employment or post-secondary education!

COVID-19 Response:

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Special Educators

Summary: The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education developed a web page which hosts information regarding special education in the COVID-19 environment. The web page includes guidance regarding instruction and services for students with disabilities in the COVID-19 environment, family resources and information, fiscal considerations, timelines, procedural safeguards and recordings of the Special Education Directors’ meetings.

Operated by: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Topic: Distance Learning, Family Engagement

Family Resource Toolbox for Families with Children with Disabilities

Summary: This document is a toolbox for families to use. It includes resources that explain what will occur regarding distanced learning, as well as resources that help families with the transition process. It provides resources to families to assist their student with disabilities in distance learning, and provides online learning plans, schedules and virtual educational resources.

Operated by: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Topic: Family Engagement

Letter for Families of Students with Disabilities

Summary: Massachusetts published a letter to families explaining the process of distanced learning going forward. The letter emphasizes adjustments to IEPs to best accommodate students with disabilities during distance learning. It also requires schools to provide assistive technology for students. Finally, it communicates future policies with parents. 

Operated by: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Topic: Family Engagement, IEP